Las Vegas Strip MedMen becomes first location to unionize in Nevada
Las Vegas, NV – Workers at MedMen dispensary in Las Vegas voted to join the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 711 in order to build a better life and secure the protections and benefits they deserve under a union contract.
MedMen worker Sandra Becerril said the following:
“It is time for cannabis workers in Vegas to be recognized for the labor and value we provide. We look forward to standing united with my coworkers and our union representatives to work with our employer to negotiate for the pay, protections, and benefits we have earned and deserve.”
As America’s largest cannabis union, the UFCW has spent over a decade in this emerging industry advocating for workers and fighting to establish critical labor protections – this includes ensuring the industry grows to include more jobs that are safe, equitable, and family sustaining.
For more information on UFCW’s work across the cannabis industry and the UFCW Cannabis Workers Rising project, visit ufcw.org/cannabis.
UFCW Local 711 is part of the UFCW International, the largest private sector union in the United States. The UFCW International represents 1.3 million professionals and their families in grocery, meatpacking, food processing, cannabis, retail and other essential industries and is committed to supporting cannabis workers who are interested in organizing across the industry, from seed to sale. Our members serve our communities in all 50 states, Canada and Puerto Rico. Learn more about the UFCW at ufcw.org.